Jet diverts to Shannon with sick passenger

Jet diverts to Shannon with sick passenger


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

A transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon Airport on Thursday morning after a passenger was reported to have fallen ill.

British Airways flight BA-2236 was travelling from San Jose International Airport in Costa Rica to London Gatwick at the time.
There were 265 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 777-200 jet.
The flight landed safely shortly after 10am and was met by ambulance paramedics.
The patient was removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment while the flight resumed its journey to Gatwick shortly after 11am.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.